Cushing House for Teens
The Gavin Foundation offers Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment for teens coping with addiction. The Cushing House residential alcohol/drug rehab program houses sixteen young men and fourteen young women between the ages of 16 and 20. Cushing House serves close to 100 adolescents and their families each year.
Cushing House promotes self-care, self-reliance and community responsibility through structured activities and the experience of living in a residential setting. Although both the boys and the girls programs use a similar structure, gender specific groups and activities are included in the programs. Psycho-educational and recovery support groups are primary tools, teaching about the nature of addiction, and the practice and principles of recovery. Residents of our youth recovery homes are expected to participate in life skills training including cooking, cleaning and other chores.
The six-month residential treatment program promotes healing in family relationships by providing groups for parents and opportunities for families to socialize with each other, and with other families in the program.
Cushing House Brochure
Program Director Boys
Intake Coordinator Boys
Program Director Girls
Intake Coordinator Girls
Both Cushing House programs are licensed as residential rehabilitation programs for adolescents by the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services, Department of Public Health. View the Massachusetts Youth and Young Adult Substance Abuse Services website to learn more about resources for youth in recovery.